“… I’m so sad you won’t be here. seeing your work makes me miss you. Is that weird? I think it’s because they are so much a part of you and that your whole self doesn’t always come through in texting. But I see you in them.”
This is what I texted to Suzy, when she sent me photos of the shawls she made for the Bedlam Farm Open House.
Suzy and I keep in touch by texting. Actually, that’s how we really came to know each other. I first met Suzy years ago when she and her family were visiting Jon at Bedlam Farm. She and her husband Joe and their kids have visited the area several times over the years and it was in those visits, seeing each other and getting to talk to each other face to face that our friendship deepened.
Suzy has come to the past few Open Houses, with her spinning wheel, demonstrating that part of her art. This year she couldn’t make it, but I feel fortunate to have her hand-spun and knit shawls in my School House Gallery.
It’s true what I texted to Suzy. I see her in her work. The creative, warm, determined, dedicated and sensitive person she is. It’s all right there in the stitches and colors, the choices of wool and the spaces in between.
Suzy will be shipping her shawls to me soon. I’ll post them all on my blog, so everyone can see them even if you aren’t coming to the Open House. I am selling art from the Open House online too. I can hold a piece for you if you’re coming to the Open House, or I can ship it to you if you’re not.
Right now I have the four photos that Suzy sent me of her quilts today.
Suzy uses some of her own wool from her angora goats and bunny and wool she gets from other fiber artists. I can tell you from experience, they’re very soft and beautifully made. Suzy’s shawls are $130 each.
For more information about the Bedlam Farm Open House click here.